THE GREAT INITIATES - Schure, 1st 1913 - WORLD RELIGIONS FAITHS PROPHETS, 2 Vols
THE GREAT INITIATES (VOLUMES I & II)
Book Details + Condition: Rider & Co. (London). First English Edition, 1913 (First French edition published 1889). Scarce set, complete in 2 volumes. 362 (Vol I) and 394 (Vol II) pages. Hardcovers. Written by French esoteric author Edouard Schure and translated by Fred Rothwell. Subtitled "Sketch of the Secret History of Religions." Provides an overview of prophets and important figures from world religions and philosophies. Volume I: Rama - Krishna - Hermes - Moses - Orpheus. Volume II: Pythagoras - Plato - and Jesus, the last Great Initiate. An overall firm and clean copy of a scarce First Edition set, with tight binding; rubbed corners and edges; light shelf wear to boards, including some discoloration; interior is clean and free of markings save owner's info on front free endpaper of Vol I.